Plastic Edging For Garden Beds - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called planting squares. A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each planting square comes with an address used to spot the square.
One of the simplest would be to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows while for addressing the methods change, as well as the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For instance, planting square A1 is the upper left-hand square (1st column, 1st row), while planting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column and also the 4th row. I've yet to find a garden bed that is commercially available with an enclosed feature for marking planting squares off.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can fit into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until this really is available, in case you intend to utilize the Square Foot Gardening process, for marking off squares you'll need to devise your own personal strategy. Step one is to calculate the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which is width and the length which is actually usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose several inches, hence the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my own instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Span for the balance of the particular article.